Mobile Future

You Don’t Always Have to Be Serious

We all know that mobile technology makes a difference in our lives in big and small ways, ways that are uplifting and important, but then it can also be used for pure fun. Since man and woman cannot (or at least should not) live being serious all the time, today I want to focus on a new site that is going mobile and its only redeeming social value is its ability to make you laugh out loud. The I Can Has Cheezburger site will now send out updates via text and the mobile web with some help from Frengo.

If you haven’t seen it, I Can Has Cheezburger posts hilarious pictures of cats and some other animals with amusing captions. It sounds absurd, but it’s addictive and provides endless entertainment for those of us with offbeat senses of humor. In my own defense, I recently attended a brunch with some amazingly smart people — telecom lawyers, physicists, journalists, lobbyists — and someone brought up this site and we talked and laughed like third graders about it for 20 minutes.

No, this site isn’t going to save the world, but getting mobile updates of the latest wacky cat pictures is enough to put a smile on your face and having a happier day is certainly a noble goal.